Category Archives: Genealogy

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

It may have been the ghost of the famous 1920s actress, Peggy O’Neil, who returned to Gneeveguilla recently to launch her memoir, The Girl from Gneeveguilla. The book follows Peggy’s life from her birth in the Kerry village and her childhood in New York – to where her parents had emigrated and on to her… Read more…

Minister Deenihan Launched O’Donohoe Archive Site

Minister Deenihan Launched O’Donohoe Archive Site

If we, as a community, didn’t fully appreciate what we’ve been gifted with in The Master’s Legacy we got a reminder on Friday night with the visit of Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan, TD. Minister Deenihan was in town for the launch of the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project website. As someone who took… Read more…

Heritage Week Exhibition of The Master’s Collection

Heritage Week Exhibition of The Master’s Collection

Castleisland’s Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project Committee has been planning its first public exhibition of his collection of historic records since it came into being just over 12 months ago. In conjunction with National Heritage Week and Kerry County Council Heritage Officer, T.J. O’Mahony, the exhibition will be housed at No. 32 Main Street, Castleisland… Read more…

Account Set up to Digitise and Preserve ‘The Master’s Collection’

Account Set up to Digitise and Preserve ‘The Master’s Collection’

Among the many items of deeply historical interest found in a collection in Castleisland recently is the plaintive diary of a local man, Robert O’Kelly who was born here in 1835 and died in 1919. The collection is the result of several decades of dedicated documentation and research by the late Michael O’Donohoe. Mr. O’Donohoe, a… Read more…

Marking a Milestone for Life-Long Friends

Marking a Milestone for Life-Long Friends

I have a co-conspirator in this week’s Friday Favourite / Postcard from the Past slot. Breda McGaley sent me three photographs of two local and very talented women who shared everything in the course of a life-long friendship. Tuesday, July 29th is a very special birthday for Mary Frances McGaley and her cousin and friend, Jean… Read more…

The People Have Spoken Sternly and With Intent

The People Have Spoken Sternly and With Intent

In spite of the public perceptions of the job, being a public servant must feel like one of the most thankless occupations in the world at times. At times like when a count is winding down to its inevitable conclusion and those around you know that only a miracle will put your dreams on the road again.  But you won’t… Read more…

Classes to help Find your Roots

Classes to help Find your Roots

Irish Ancestors Direct will hold Genealogy Classes in the Kerry Flyer offices – beside Hartnett’s Corner here in Castleisland commencing on Tuesday night, March 11th at 7.30pm.  The classes, of two-hour’s duration each, will run for a total of four Tuesday nights.  This is a practical course enabling everyone to research their own family history… Read more…

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Category Archives: Genealogy

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

It may have been the ghost of the famous 1920s actress, Peggy O’Neil, who returned to Gneeveguilla recently to launch her memoir, The Girl from Gneeveguilla. The book follows Peggy’s life from her birth in the Kerry village and her childhood in New York – to where her parents had emigrated and on to her… Read more…

Minister Deenihan Launched O’Donohoe Archive Site

Minister Deenihan Launched O’Donohoe Archive Site

If we, as a community, didn’t fully appreciate what we’ve been gifted with in The Master’s Legacy we got a reminder on Friday night with the visit of Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan, TD. Minister Deenihan was in town for the launch of the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project website. As someone who took… Read more…

Heritage Week Exhibition of The Master’s Collection

Heritage Week Exhibition of The Master’s Collection

Castleisland’s Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project Committee has been planning its first public exhibition of his collection of historic records since it came into being just over 12 months ago. In conjunction with National Heritage Week and Kerry County Council Heritage Officer, T.J. O’Mahony, the exhibition will be housed at No. 32 Main Street, Castleisland… Read more…

Account Set up to Digitise and Preserve ‘The Master’s Collection’

Account Set up to Digitise and Preserve ‘The Master’s Collection’

Among the many items of deeply historical interest found in a collection in Castleisland recently is the plaintive diary of a local man, Robert O’Kelly who was born here in 1835 and died in 1919. The collection is the result of several decades of dedicated documentation and research by the late Michael O’Donohoe. Mr. O’Donohoe, a… Read more…

Marking a Milestone for Life-Long Friends

Marking a Milestone for Life-Long Friends

I have a co-conspirator in this week’s Friday Favourite / Postcard from the Past slot. Breda McGaley sent me three photographs of two local and very talented women who shared everything in the course of a life-long friendship. Tuesday, July 29th is a very special birthday for Mary Frances McGaley and her cousin and friend, Jean… Read more…

The People Have Spoken Sternly and With Intent

The People Have Spoken Sternly and With Intent

In spite of the public perceptions of the job, being a public servant must feel like one of the most thankless occupations in the world at times. At times like when a count is winding down to its inevitable conclusion and those around you know that only a miracle will put your dreams on the road again.  But you won’t… Read more…

Classes to help Find your Roots

Classes to help Find your Roots

Irish Ancestors Direct will hold Genealogy Classes in the Kerry Flyer offices – beside Hartnett’s Corner here in Castleisland commencing on Tuesday night, March 11th at 7.30pm.  The classes, of two-hour’s duration each, will run for a total of four Tuesday nights.  This is a practical course enabling everyone to research their own family history… Read more…

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